Sams Cove Residence


Carter Creek, Lancaster Waterfront

48 Sams Cove Lane
Irvington, VA 22480

Sold CBRAR #1927974 NNAR #106026

Sams Cove Residence is located in the heart of the fabulous small town of Irvington – golf cart friendly and only a few miles wide.  You can enjoy quick access to shopping, dining, vineyards, Tides Inn Resort, and just a short drive to the towns of White Stone or Kilmarnock.  Irvington also offers a town center with tennis courts for residents, town park and large play area that also holds the monthly/seasonal Farmers Markets. This home is on one of the most prestigious waterways, Carters Creek, just off the Rappahannock River.  Enjoy great creek cruising, kayaks/paddle boards, skiing, great fishing, growing your own oysters at your pier or catch a crab dinner!

The owners built a two-bedroom cottage in 1963 and thoroughly enjoyed summers here on the waterfront.  The family loved it so much, a couple of decades later, they decided to build their full-time residence on the same property.  This is ideal with a main house having great entertaining areas, two bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, plus a guest house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a bonus room.

The Main residence has beautiful heart pine floors in the Living Room with a peak high ceiling open to the Dining Area all overlooking the waterfront with access to the composite decking.  Great entertaining areas, the Dining Area has a wet bar in between there and the Kitchen.  The large Kitchen is open to the Family Room having a wood burning fireplace, and the Sunroom with waterfront views.  The utility room and Mudroom are just off the Kitchen with access around to the Foyer and the Half Bathroom plus the Mudroom has access to the attached 2-car garage.  Upstairs has a beautiful Master Suite with heart pine floors, french doors to the private balcony, wood burning fireplace, waterfront sitting room and private bathroom with a jetted tub, walk-in closet and lot of storage.  There is a large landing area upstairs, guest bathroom with a shower and a large guest room with a closet, walk-in attic storage and a walk-in cedar lined closet.

The Guest House is an open Living Room with a beautiful brick/wood burning fireplace, kitchen, dining area, Sunroom, and study.  There are is a master bedroom with private bathroom and two guest rooms with a shared full bathroom.  Great space for guest overflow, older kids, children with families visiting, in-law suite or more!

You will LOVE this Location on Carters Creek and in the heart of Irvington!

NEW – Roof June 2020
NEW – HVAC- 1st Floor of Main Home & Cottage

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  • Waterfront

    106' on Carters Creek
    Protected Cove

  • Water Depth

    3-4' MLW at Pier

  • Garage

    Attached 2 Car

  • Acreage

    1.74 Acres

  • Guest House

    Open Kitchen, Living Room, Sunroom, Study Area
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Full Baths
    Utility Room
    Perfect for an Airbnb or Extra Guests!!

  • NEW

    New Roof June 2020
    New HVAC Unit for 1st Floor
    New HVAC Unit for Cottage

  • Two homes combined into one! Main residence plus the attached Guest Cottage

  • Both on 1.7 Acres overlooking a long view on Carters Creek

  • Private Pier with 3-4'MLW just off the Rappahannock River

  • Enjoy great Creek Cruising, crabs, oysters, & Fishing all from the Creek

  • Perfect place for the waterfront Toys!

  • Fish Cleaning Table

  • Electricity & Water are on the Pier

  • Easy access from the Pier to the House

  • Guest House side is to the Left of the Driveway near the attached Garage

  • Guest House access-Front Door leads into the Kitchen/Dining

  • Guest House Deck side located on the right of the property looking to the Main Residence

  • Guest House deck view to the Main Residence's front door

  • Left leads to the attached garage & Guest House front door - Right leads to the Main House front door & Guest House Deck

  • Garage side of the home with a Brick walkway


  • Built

    1963 (Guest House)

  • Square Footage

    3268 (Main House)
    1384 (Guest House)

  • Living Room

    Water Views
    Double Doors to Waterfront Deck
    Peak Ceiling
    Wood Floors
    20.10 X 15.7

  • Dining Room

    Open to Living Room
    Lovely Waterfront Views
    17.11 X 12.0

  • Kitchen

    Open to Family Area & Sunroom
    Wet Bar
    Great Storage Space
    18.8 X 12.3

  • Family Room

    Brick Fireplace (Wood Burning)
    Open to Kitchen & Sunroom
    Hardwood Floor
    19.7 X 12.3

  • Sunroom

    Great Water Views
    Open to Kitchen & Family Room
    Tile Floor
    19.8 X 11.2

  • Utility & Mud Room

    Off the Garage & Kitchen
    Washer/ Dryer
    11.7 X 11.3

  • Bedrooms

    Two in Main House
    Two in Guest House plus Bonus Room

  • Bathrooms

    Main House: 1/2 Bath Downstairs, 2 Full Upstairs
    Guest House: 2 Full Bathrooms
    4.5 Total Combined

  • Master Suite

    Waterfront Sitting Room
    Brick Fireplace (Wood Burning)
    Waterfront Balcony
    Peak Ceiling
    Ceiling Fan
    16.2 X 15.4
    Walk-in Closet
    Private Bathroom with Jetted Tub

  • Main House-Guest Room

    Door to Walk-in Attic & a Cedar Lined Closet

  • Guest House

    Open Kitchen
    Living Room
    Study Area
    Utility Room
    2 Bedrooms
    Bonus Room w/ Washer & Dryer
    2 Full Bathrooms

  • Large Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling & beautiful heart pine floors

  • Living Room has ample space for entertaining & relaxing

  • Living Room has a Dining Area & french doors to the waterside Deck

  • There is a Wet Bar between the Living/Dining Area to the Kitchen & Family Room

  • Beautiful brick wood burning Fireplace in the open Family Room

  • Family Room is open to the Sunroom with beautiful water views

  • Sunroom with deck access & a lovely tongue & grove ceiling overlooking the Creek

  • Family Room looking back towards the Kitchen - This room could also make a beautiful formal Dining Area

  • Large Kitchen space with a pantry & ample cabinets & counter space

  • The Kitchen is open to the entertaining areas & perfect for the cooking host!

  • The Utility Room is just off the Kitchen with a utility sink

  • The Utility Room also has a large Mudroom leading to the attached 2-car garage

  • Upstairs landing area overlooking the Living Room

  • Master Bedroom with a wood burning Fireplace & private waterfront Balcony

  • Master Bedroom has a private bathroom with a walk-in closet

  • The Master Bedroom has a waterfront sitting room attached

  • The sitting room has beautiful waterfront views

  • Large Guest Room with a double door closet, walk-in attic space & a cedar lined closet

  • Guest bathroom with a shower in the hallway

  • Guest Cottage - Living Room with wood burning fireplace

  • Guest Cottage - Living Room opens to the Sunroom with deck access

  • Guest Cottage - Sunroom with Deck access

  • Guest Cottage - Kitchen & Dining Area - All Open Living Areas

  • Guest Cottage - Study/Office is open to the other Living Areas

  • Guest Cottage - Master Bedroom with deck access & private bathroom with a shower

  • Guest Cottage - Master Bathroom with a shower

  • Guest Cottage - Guest Bedroom with guest bathroom located in the hallway

  • Guest Cottage - Full Bathroom in the hallway with a shower/tub


Lancaster County

Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront.  The population is approximately 11,000 people.  Lancaster County has fabulous small waterfront towns.  Irvington’s population is about 670 people and is home to Carters Creek and the Tides Inn.  Kilmarnock has a population of around 1,200 people and has great waterways, shops and is known as the Steptoe District with a Scottish flare.  White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining and has the Robert O. Norris bridge as the gateway to the lower Northern Neck.

There are many beautiful waterways in Lancaster County off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, the Rappahannock River and the Eastern and Western branches of the Corrotoman River.  You will find deep anchorage with protected water and wide views on Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek, Carters Creek, and many more.

The area is known for its shops, local seafood, restaurants, and plenty of activities for daytime and evening.  Lancaster has a rich history, and its well-known residents included Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.  Great location, 1+hours to Richmond/Williamsburg/Newport News and 2+ hours to VA Beach/Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

A great source of information can be found on Virginia’s River Realm.  Make sure to join their newsletter to find out more events as they come around.

Areas in Lancaster: White Stone, Irvington, Kilmarnock, Upper Lancaster, Weems, Lively, Morattico, Ottoman, Merry Point

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fleets Bay, Rappahannock River, Eastern & Western Branch of the Corrotoman River, Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Carters Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek

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